Cyber Monday: Deals expert tells what to buy today

Whether or not you mark off Cyber Monday on your calendar, chances are you’re wondering what bargains are out there. Here's what deal-hunting expert Rebecca Lehmann, manager of content marketing for Brad’s Deals, told us to watch for today.

Airfare
“There are always going to be airfare sales on Cyber Monday,” said Lehmann, especially among discount carriers like Spirit, JetBlue and Virgin America. Just know they usually have blackout days over the holidays so you’ll need to plan your trip for next spring.

Computers and laptops
This is really where places like Newegg, the popular online computer goods store, shine, said Lehman. “They have a little bit of everything, electronics and audio, and they’re very competitive.” Expect to see similar deals nationwide.

Online-only stores
“The best deals for Cyber Monday will be on websites that just don’t have bricks-and-mortar locations,” said Lehmann. Think home decor sites like Etsy, Minted, Society6, and so on.

Right before Christmas

Toys
“Toys are never at their best on Black Friday,” said Lehmann, who advised waiting until the last two weeks before Christmas to buy them. You can learn how to get the toys your kids actually want here.

Remember, scoring a bargain never hurts, especially on items you’ve been meaning to buy. But if you’re going over budget or even racking up debt, then perhaps it’s time to take a step back. You can see where your finances stand — and what areas you need to improve — by signing up for a free summary of your credit report, updated every 14 days, on Credit.com.

This article originally appeared on Credit.com.

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